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Fog Light Mod--Pics Included

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Simon2150, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Simon2150

    Simon2150 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to start this thread as a supplement to piercedtiger's post and Crom's thread on this mod:
    piercedtiger:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html#post45430
    crom:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/li...glight-mod-explained-electrical-diagrams.html

    I started off by gathering the needed supplies:
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    1. Spool of 18 gauge wire (from radioshack)
    2. Electrical tape and heat shrink tubing (not in pic)
    3. 1 Female Blade Connector-- http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2104016
    4. 1 Wire tap-in squeeze connector-- http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2104093
    5. 1 butane lighter
    6. 1 roll of electrical tape
    7. Plier of your choice (needle nose or regular)

    I opened the hood and popped the cover off the fuse box and then removed the appropriate relay
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    I used the needle nose pliers to place under the relay then pried it upwards. I repeated this on the other side because my hands weren't strong enough just to pop this off, LOL :p.

    I then bent the prong on the right side (remember the orientation of how the relay plugs in) like this pointing to the inside of the vehicle.
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    I then cut about 8" of wire from the spool in the 1st pic, stripped one end to expose wire, inserted the female blade connector, and crimped it down
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    Next, I inserted the blade connector and attached it to the bent terminal on the relay and applied heat shrink tubing to help seal the connection (heat shrink tubing not required, but I wanted to do it. Alternatively, you can wrap it with electrical tape too.)
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    This is where I used the butane lighter to shrink the tubing onto the connection. When you do this, do not leave the flame in one place for too long, I would keep it moving along the length of the tubing until it shrinks. I did a sloppy job, but know now how to do it better (my 1st time with heat shrink tubing). If you're unsure how to do it, either practice before actually doing it or just use electrical tape.

    I then went back to the truck and poked a hole through the plastic to run the wire through. Basically, where the green arrow is, stuck my knife there and in a circular motion cut out a hole just big enough for the wire to pass through
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    Next, I unplugged the harness that had the green wire and "isolated" it so that I would have more room to work
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    Then, I took the wire tap-in squeeze connector and placed the green wire inside it and then took the red wire and placed it on the other side
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    I crimped down on the wire tap-in connector and then closed it
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    Sorry for crappy pic, started to run out of daylight

    Lastly, I plugged the relay back in and then the wire harness that has the squeeze connector back in, cleaned up everything and tested it out and VOILA--
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    Fogs now work when ignition is on! I hope this helps out other TW'ers who want to do this mod. Thanks to piercedtiger for the initial post and to Crom who answered some of my questions in his thread.
     
  2. Major91

    Major91 Well-Known Member

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    Simon great write up bro! I have this mod lined up for tomorrow afternoon and with your pics dude no one can go wrong! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Logically Insane

    Logically Insane Well-Known Member

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    You just made me want to try this.. lol
     
  4. TACONORM

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    Great write up with awesome pix. Looks pretty simple to do with your pix. Just not sure where the plug with the green wire is. Could you show that plug or tell us where to find it??? Thanks
     
  5. 671taco

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    so this mod is just to have the fogs on like a day time running light?
     
  6. James3492

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    Amazing :) Thanks :) i might be using this for when i get my d2 Projectors :)
     
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    Did this one last weekend, and just like your post, it was that damn easy!
    Nice write up.
     
  8. Major91

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    Also did this last weekend - took all of 10 minutes. :D
     
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    Its so you can have fog lights on anytime with or without Headlights on, and with high beams too.
     
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    This mod kicks ass! The only thing i noticed is if you leave the fogs on and the wifey borrows your truck at night she will drive away thinking the lights are on when they really arent. Your tail lights will only come on when you hit the brakes.
     
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    Is this like the other versions were the fogs come on for about 90 seconds after a few hours of the truck being parked?
     
  12. snowgod06

    snowgod06 UG legend wannabe

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    crap bolted and welded together....
  13. Simon2150

    Simon2150 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    If u pop ur fuse box in the hood u will see it. Look at piercedtigers pic of the finished product and it'll make sense.
     
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    Forgot to use the flash feature on your camera?
     
  15. Simon2150

    Simon2150 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    No this method taps into ignition wire which does not come on after a few hours.
     
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    +2! I did this today in the parking lot on base in under 5 minutes. Also helped a buddy with his.

    Thanks for the step-by-step pics!
    No complaints after mod so far.

    -347.
     
  17. Simon2150

    Simon2150 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    LOL, my iPhone doesn't have flash
     
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    i will be doing this soon, ooo yes i will be!!!!
     
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    347coupe whats that some place where you keep CHICKENS!!! LOL
     
  20. Logically Insane

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    This was very helpful.. I did this today in maybe 5 mins at the most..
    However, I noticed when I first cranked up afterwards some light came on the dash.. I think it was the check engine.. I drove to the store, went in to get a drink, and it was gone.. Anyone have this?
     
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